Texas women take a pragmatic view of politics as the new election campaign season begins.
“We know a thing or two about government and the liberal media,” said Donna Abney from Waco, who along with other Texas female voters, spoke with Examiner this weekend. “Even though some universities may be trying to change our minds, we still teach common sense to our children here.”
“Here we go again,” Abney, who is supporting candidate Ted Cruz, rolls her eyes. “The 2014 mid-term elections were over last November and some of the newspapers are still trying to throw that voter ID nonsense at us.”
She’s noticed some newspapers have devoted some of its prime space to alleging that the “best voting states” are “liberal in their openness.” They tell their readers that states, “like Texas, have tended to make voting more difficult by instituting voter identification laws” which “results in less competitive races.”
But most Texans women aren’t buying those explanations.
Take Cecilia Abbott, wife of Texas Governor Greg Abbott, for instance. Mrs. Abbott is the personification of everything most women look up to, yet there was “dead silence coming from the Democratic Women’s cheering section for the first Hispanic First Lady of Texas,” said Mirt Foster, from Austin.
Foster thinks it “good to note” that when it comes to Mrs. Abbott there were “no pink sneaker rallies for her!”
“Despite the (Democratic) rhetoric, their support is only for women and minorities they agree with – not entirely ‘pro-woman’ at all, but pro-party as usual,” Foster noticed.
“We can appreciate the way our Governor and Mrs. Abbott have been working hard to promote Texas values since he came into office (in January),” stated Margaret Jordan of San Antonio. “They’ve silenced their critics with a straightforward leadership style.”
“We have no personal income tax, no corporate income tax and now we have cut the business franchise tax by 25%,” Abbott told Fox News recently. “We have sped up the permitting process and we are elevating our education system so that we will have the best workforce in the United States of America.”
“What we did this past legislative session is we made Texas an even better place to do business,” Abbott said on NewsMax TV. “While a lot of states are talking about increasing taxes, we just cut taxes by about $4 billion. On top of cutting taxes, we invested in securing the border, we invested in higher education and we are spending $4 billion in transportation infrastructure, without raising a single penny in taxes, fees, tolls or debt.”
“We have the most diverse economy in the United States of America and there is a reason for that,” Abbotted stated on Cavuto Coast to Coast on the Fox Business Network. “It’s because of the low cost of doing business and the high standards of the workforce. Businesses are flocking to the state of Texas.”
“The people who seek independence, who seek opportunity, who want to start a business, they’re fleeing states like New York and California and they coming to the great state of Texas,” the Governor stated while on The John Gibson, Fox News Radio program.
Texas is the number one state in the nation when it comes to important American issues like economic success, jobs, education, energy, security, freedom and the independence that comes through state’s rights.
“It’s not rocket science to us,” San Antonio’s Teresa Wick stated. “When a good woman like Cecilia Abbott spent her life devoted to serving others as a teacher and principal at our schools and worked hard for senior health care, only to be run down in the name of dirty politics, it’s quite easy to see who is actually on the side of our children, our sick, our elderly and our women.”
“It has nothing to do with stupid voter registration ID requirements and everything to do with what is decent, Texas values, honesty and not following the same old formula speeches and repeating the so-called speaking points making anymore,” asserted Wick, who has her eyes on Cruz, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, and Marco Rubio.
“Hispanic voters are rethinking this blue-state red-state way of rational,” Margaret Juarez, from near McAllen chimed in. “There is a growing connection between Mexican-Latino-Hispanics and Conservatives in Texas.”
Elizabeth Casey, a Cruz supporter from Donna, said she “finally had enough when the Democrats were caught buying our school board elections with cocaine and drugs.”
Casey was referring to the guilty of plea in December of Francisco Garcia, a Democratic campaign manager and five of his campaign workers of buying votes in the Donna School Board elections.
According to Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson of the Southern District of Texas, Garcia “pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to buy votes and one count of vote-buying in connection with the November 2012 general election.”
Garcia admitted guilt in the Nov. 6, 2012 election, “which included candidates for the presidential election, as well as candidates for various state, county and local offices, including members of the Donna School Board,” Magidson stated. “Garcia worked as a campaign manager for four school board candidates, and he and others agreed to pay voters with cash and cocaine to vote for those candidates.”
“Francisco Garcia was indicted for allegedly buying votes by providing cocaine to voters in an attempt to sway control of a local School Board,” said Magidson. “Garcia, a long-time San Antonio Democrat leader was campaign manager for four candidates in the Donna School Board race of 2012, and per the indictment, offered voters in the most lower-income, minority district the option of taking $10 cash or a small vial of cocaine on the promise they would vote for his candidates.”
“My family is not falling into the conformity trap used by liberals,” Juarez proudly exclaimed. “We are no longer subscribe to the ‘herd instinct’ of being influenced by the broken promises of liberal politicians.”
Juarez admits that in the Rio Grande Valley, families are “raised to be Democrats” and there is “considerable peer pressure to adopt the behaviors and policies of the liberal community. Time and experience has shown us that not all advertising and solicitations are true, especially in politics.”
“The evidence is in the actions of the parties, not just in their words,” noted Virginia Fontenot, a Black conservative who is favoring Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio for president. “Look at all the firsts in this last election and tell me who is trying to reach all Americans in a fair way.”
Fontenot shared a list:
- Mia Love (Utah)-First black Republican woman elected to the House of Representatives.
- Joni Ernst (Iowa)-First female elected to the Senate (and first female from Iowa).
- Shelly Moore Capito-First female Senator from West Virginia.
- Greg Abbott-First U.S. governor in a wheelchair in the 21st century.
- Elise Stefanik (New York Republican)-Youngest woman elected to Congress.
- Tim Scott (R-South Carolina)-First black senator elected by popular vote in the South.
- Tom Cotton (R-Ark.)-First Iraq War combat veteran elected to Senate.
When liberal activists were highlighting spin stories about the Abbott’s stances on racial discrimination and abortion, Mrs. Abbott stopped them in their tracks. “We just don’t discriminate against a child because of their beginnings,” she told the Express-News.
“When almost half of America says the economy is the most important issue and by far, most of us think the economy and country is headed in the wrong direction, you have to blame the party that has kept it there,” said Wick. “Obama’s performance ratings are the lowest in US history. It’s not hard to figure out the reason for the Democrats losing so much in the election was not because of voter ID requirements.”